Is there any way to resize an imgur.com image using the query string when I use it on a forum?

This image is too big for some forum and it ruins the pagination.

incredibly huge image in a forum

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    the image somehow really freak me out...
    – gagantous
    Nov 21, 2017 at 14:42

2 Answers 2


You can specify the small version of the image by appending s to its base URL.

For example, the URL of your original image is https://i.stack.imgur.com/Brjd7.jpg.
By adding s this becomes https://i.stack.imgur.com/Brjd7s.jpg:

smaller image versionhttps://i.stack.imgur.com/Brjd7s.jpg

Some images may have an ultra-small version of the image, accessed by adding ss, thus making it https://i.stack.imgur.com/Brjd7ss.jpg, but your image does not have one.

Here is the list of all the modifiers for dimensions (not all are always available) :

s =   90×  90 = Small Square (as seen in the example above)
b =  160× 160 = Big Square 
t =  160× 160 = Small Thumbnail 
m =  320× 320 = Medium Thumbnail 
l =  640× 640 = Large Thumbnail
h = 1024×1024 = Huge Thumbnail
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    the answer hints at that, but it is the pixel area and proportions of the original image that determine which of the modifiers will be available. A very narrow but tall rectangular pic, for instance, might not produce a "s" version even if the original is high quality. Or it might produce urls where "m" (medium) is the same as "l" (large). The <img src="x" width="N" /> method (described in this answer) can produce a custom resize for these edge cases, but it's slower than just adding a modifier to a URL.
    – init_js
    Oct 19, 2018 at 7:48

It may depend on the type of encoding the forum uses.

On Stack Exchange you can use the line <img src="[url]" width="[nnn]"> to specify the size quite precisely.

<img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/Brjd7.jpg" width="123">

The advantage of this method is the full size image is available to anyone who needs to see it, by right-clicking & opening in a new tab.

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    This still loads the full size image Mar 1, 2020 at 2:11
  • It loads the full image drawn at the dimensions specified. For about 18 months from the end of 2017, this was the only way you could do it, the s,t,m,l etc mechanism was broken.
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 1, 2020 at 10:01

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